Seems like every year people use the month of November to say what they are thankful each day. Fuck that. I am thankful every day. I am thankful for our Forefathers that set forth what we have today, The Constitution, The Bill Of Rights, etc. For those serving in our Armed Forces that voluntarily put themselves in harms way. For the Vets that were forcefully put in harms way and never battered an eye. For my fellow Patriots that stand up and let their voices be heard. For the farmers that wake up at 3am because the cows need fed and milked and don't ask for anything in return. They deserve more thanks for feeding America. For my parents that taught me right from wrong and didn't give me everything I wanted, but made me work for everything I have.And for supporting my decisions no matter how big or small they are. For my loving and caring wife that gave me two beautiful children. For a caring and helpful extended family that is there and supporting us. And last but certainly not the least my brother and sisters at the fire dept. knowing they have my back as much as I have theirs. Its something few people get to experience. And every generation there are fewer and fewer kids interested thinking, Oh someone else will do it. It sickens me. I am forth generation firefighter on my dad's side and atleast that on my mom's side. I believe in tradition and its just one thing that fit into my life.
This country has seen some hardships in the past several years, I've felt some of them personally but I soldier on like many before have in harder of hardships. I think that I'm in a rough spot but I think back to those that made it through The Great Depression and consider myself very lucky and it could always be worse.
We all may be in a hardship but keep in mind that it could always be worse. That others before us have suffered worse and made it through it all.
What I see around me is a society that want everything and now. I personally get what I need. Some people don't value the dollars they make and it shows. Too many people are sheeple and give into peer pressure and what the mass media says. I'm not just talkin bout what is and isn't goin on in the government. I'm talkin bout people are camping out right now just to get ahead of the line for the latest video game console or the best deals on other disposable goods. There is nothing in this world that is that damn important. Or people thinking that they need the next iphone because it has one more feature the last one lacked. Fuck that, I do not own a smart phone. I refuse to. I don't need to carry a fuckin computer with me everywhere. I have a computer at home for a reason. All I need to do is make a call or send a text message, thats it. I know someday I will probably be forced to a smartphone and when that time comes I will have to make a decision, is it worth the extra money everymonth? or will I just cease to own a cell phone. In the end I will probably have one.
The most thankful thing I am thankful for is that I grew up in a small podunk town and not some big city. There are things you can't do in the city that you can get away with in the country. Where everyone knows your name and will drop what they are doing to give you a helping hand.
So if you are one of them people that uses November to mention what they are thankful for, you should take a step back and look at how selfish and narrow minded it makes you really look.